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August Courses Report 2018

Golf courses August report 2018

Weather

After 12 weeks of dry weather, both courses are now greening up nicely with the recent rains but we do have the odd area that will need to be re-seeded after the drought and heat.

Balcomie course

Greens – Cut daily at a height of 4mm and rolled when required.  Monthly applications have been made of wetting agent and seaweed plus a fungicide to help reduce disease attacks. Flags and cup liners were replaced this month to improve appearance.

 

Craighead course

Greens – We have started to reduce our cutting program but are still at a height of 4mm and rolled in between cutting which helps reduce stress to the plant but keeps a smooth and true surface.  Wetting agent/seaweed and iron and applications of fungicide have been made as the greens have been hit badly with disease.

 

Both courses

Surrounds – Cut twice weekly at a height of 8mm and cut in different directions to stop napping of the grass surface.

 

Tees – Cut twice a week at a height of 10mm and at the same time all tees are being divoted, bins emptied, ball washers topped up and broken tees etc. picked up to help keep these areas tidy.

 

Fairways – Cut weekly at a height of 14.5mm. We are changing the direction of cut to help stop any napping of the turf and cut out any long ends.

 

A.O.B.

All greens have been hand weeded

We have completed the work to the new short game area which is now open

Work is ongoing in the overflow car park

All sprinkler heads have been cleaned and trimmed

 

Next month

Aeration work will take place on the Balcomie course greens at the end of September

 

For more course information check out the blog at www.crailgreenkeepersblog.blogspot.com/

Posted 03/09/2018

Robert Meikle

Golf Course Manager